If/Then, the original musical that reunited composer Tom Kitt, book writer/lyricistBrian Yorkey and director Michael Greif, the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal, ends its 40-week national tour August 14 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.
The show’s national tour, which launched October 13, 2015, in Denver, CO, offered fans across the U.S. the rare chance to experience a Broadway musical with its principal stars. Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder, who originated roles in the Broadway production, repeated their work in seven select cities during the first leg of the tour.
In January, If/Then welcomed a new slate of principal actors, including Jackie Burns, who stood by for Menzel in the Broadway production, as well as Tamyra Gray and Matthew Hydzik. Rapp remained with If/Then for the duration of the tour.
When it closes, If/Then will have played 315 performances in 25 cities across the U.S.
Music Theatre International holds amateur and professional performance rights to If/Then. It is expected that licensing for the contemporary, pop-driven musical will be available this fall.
According to producers, “If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.”
If/Then features choreography by Larry Keigwin, set design by Tony Award nominee Mark Wendland, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony Award winner Brian Ronan.
The original Broadway cast recording is produced by Sony Masterworks and is available on iTunes.
If/Then gave its final Broadway performance March 22, 2015, having played 29 previews and 401 performances.